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El Amigo

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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7090 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, CA 95139-1348
+1 408-365-9500
11:00 - 21:00
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San Jose, California, United States
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite go to Mexican restaurant in San Jose/Santa Clara. Always reliable, good chips and salsa. They really need to work on their iced tea, it is dreadful. I have been here dozens of times.

1 Thank Sharon H
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I went with a group of about 20 ladies. We had called ahead of time, so they knew that we were a crowd. After taking our orders, we waited 1 hour and 15 minutes before they started bringing our food. They had no idea who ordered what--or even which end of the table. They would yell out the order and... More 

Thank Rollin_along_Mom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Margaritas muy excellente! Guacamole made table side. Everything was very good. live music on a Sunday made it a little extra special.

Thank Deborah L
Houghton, Michigan
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246 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I belong to a MeetUp for widows and widowers. Our dinner here on Sunday night was delightful because the staff made us feel welcome and the food was nice. I have had much better salsa but theirs wasn't bad. Our server took photos of us, kept our water glasses filled and even let us have separate checks. The owner even... More 

1 Thank MarriedWidow
Commerce City, Colorado
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Just okay Mexican food. Salad: Tossed salad with the Jalapeño Cilantro dressing is unique and very good! Similar to an Italian dressing, but with a kick! Entree: El Grande Combination ($13.95). Choose three items and include rice and refried beans. My choices: -- Burrito with Chile Verde: Nice chunks in the Chile Verde, but the sauce was bland and uninspiring.... More 

Thank Global-Kochevar
South Lyon, Michigan
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390 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

El Amigo is tucked away in a small strip mall in South San Jose. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating areas. The indoor seating area seems smaller than the outdoor seating area, but still room for plenty of guests. The service here is good, and the waitstaff attended to our orders promptly. The food here is good, not... More 

Thank Brian C
West Sussex, UK
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

A family-run restaurant where everything is always fresh and the portions massive. Food arrives quickly and the service is attentive.

Thank Linker3000
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

The food was great and there was plenty of it. The only reason for the four stars is that my food was a bit too spicy. Other than that it had great flavor and great service. Would definitely eat there again.

Thank Kristi S
Northampton, United Kingdom
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1,435 reviews
683 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 932 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Ate lunch here when in the Edenvale area of S.E. San Jose when for a business meeting. What attracted me to "El Amigo" was the fact that I could eat outdoors in their canopy covered courtyard. (They have indoor seating as well I believe but I did not go inside at all.) The menu is quite extensive and they had... More 

Thank Roberts69
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We were visiting friends in San Jose who took us to El Amigo. I have never had such terrible refried beans before and the meat in my steak fajitas was over done, not seasoned properly, and tough. The service was terrible. The waitress decided to do her side work rather than help her customers. Honestly this restaurant make Taco Bell... More 

Thank Christy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7090 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, CA 95139-1348
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-365-9500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?